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February 22, 2012
ARTICLES: Leveson inquiry urged to consider portrayal of young people (UK)
byJanaki MahadevanWednesday, 22 February 2012
Youth organisations have called for the Leveson inquiry to consider reforms to the editors' code of practice to encourage a fairer portrayal of young people in the press.
The 60 organisations led by the Youth Media Agencyhave signed up to a submission, which calls on the code to include age as a classification of discrimination and for it to include a clause that stipulates that journalists must exercise a duty of care to avoid negative generalisations about children and young people.
The submission also recommends that the Press Complaints Commission is made more accessible to children and young people and develops a child-friendly interface on its website.